Monthly Archives: March 2009

Entrails: March 31st, 2009

They seem happy.

They seem happy.

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Does Tim Tebow have a new girlfriend? Does it really matter? Tebow’s an athletic, good-looking college student; he can and should be in relationships with whoever he wants to be. That we in the blogosphere get to ogle his possible paramours is a little unfair, but, I suppose, just how the game is played. (The Big Lead)

Great take on Michigan State in the Final Four: Could fan proximity hurt the plane, hotel, and taxi services? (Sports Biz)

Awesome Flickr slideshow of the Rochester Americans’ pink rink. (Flickr)

Using RSS and SMS to make Craigslist shopping easy and fast. (Lifehacker)

The return of The Electric Company looks promising, with David Lee and other celebs lending a hand. (TrueHoop)

More Irish footie, this time with “The Blokes of the Week.” (The Red Carders)

Pixar and Dreamworks, graphically compared. (Alex Ewing)

The Rookies, podcasting. (The Rookies) Continue reading

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The NCAA, Twitter, and Recruiting: Pete Carroll May Not Win Forever

I don’t want to be a spoilsport. I like Twitter, and I think it’s going to be an important mode of communication on the Internet as it matures, and users get past the navel-gazing “What are you having for breakfast?” stereotype that’s been seeping into the public.

But I can’t see Pete Carroll, Rich Rodriguez, and others being permitted to stay on the popular microblogging tool-slash-messaging service-slash-worldwide chat room for long. Continue reading

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Entrails: March 30th, 2009

He's back. (AP)

He's back. (AP)

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Devil Ball Golf asks, “Can there be any doubters now?” Sure: Can Tiger go down the stretch on Sunday when his competition isn’t Sean O’Hair and isn’t coughing up a five-stroke advantage? Also, Stevie’s got calves. (Devil Ball Golf)

Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow, conversing on Sunday. Tebow is never not enthusiastic. (Alligator Army)

Is pickup roundball dead? I hope not. (Moderately Cerebral Bias)

Donte Stallworth continues a sad trend for Tennessee Vols after college. (Midwest Sports Fans)

Mike Leach is inventive, even in academics. Sort of. (Dr. Saturday)

Check out The Red Carders. If ever you needed to know about Irish soccer merch, here’s the place. (The Red Carders)

The No-Look Pass talks to former NBAer Tracy Murray.

How to share great blog posts. (Mashable)

Interesting, inspiring: Jim Webb and prison reform. (Salon) Continue reading

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The Elite Eight Breakdown: Ranking Final Four and Championship Games

Yeah, I enjoy doing these things. They’re fun, even if I’m doing them with an NCAA Tournament with the second-chalkiest Elite Eight since it expanded to 64 teams. (Only 2007, with three-seed Oregon crashing a top-two-lines party, beats 2009 in that respect, though the 2007 Final Four was much chalkier.)

As always, I rank these matchups in order of their appeal to me. Selected capsule previews and rankings follow.

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Entrails: March 26th, 2009

Who would want to shatter that smile? (ABC)

Who would want to shatter that brilliant smile? (ABC)

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Scary details about Shawn Johnson’s stalker. (Chicago Tribune)

Is America losing its air superiority? An absorbing look. (The Atlantic)

Friday Night Lights is coming back. You’ll have to scroll; it’s buried, but it’s there. I also love this headline. (Ausiello Files)

One blogger no longer wants to marry a major leaguer. (Getting to First Base)

Connecting Shakespeare to Twitter, through brevity. The wit, of course, is a chancier proposition. (The Smart Set) Continue reading

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Entrails: March 25th, 2009

Well, this is symbolic. (Andrew Stanfill/The Alligator)

Well, this is symbolic. (Andrew Stanfill/The Alligator)

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Florida’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended last night, but you knew that, right? Maybe more importantly, UF’s baseball team fell to UNF in Jacksonville. If there’s a sport where UF clearly lags, it’s baseball. (UNF)

A certain magazine really likes Tiger Woods. (Esquire)

The boys from the Alligator give good podcast. (The Alligator)

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Live Blog: Some Gators Play Lions, Some Gators Play Lambs

Tonight, the UF women’s basketball team faces a team some are calling the best to ever play women’s college basketball. And, what’s more, the Gators have to play the UConn Huskies in Storrs, Connecticut. Can they avoid being more than lambs led to slaughter?

After that game, their Y-chromosomed counterparts will take the floor in Gainesville and play Penn State for the right to advance to their fourth straight Final Four. (What? Even though it’s the NIT, it’s still a Final Four, right?) Will the Gators continue their hot postseason shooting, or will Stanley Pringle and the Nittany Lions spurt past them?

I have no idea. But I’ll be live blogging as I find out. Join me, won’t you?

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